Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014

This event is open to CASV members and non-members alike.

The Canadian Art Foundation International Speaker Series is presenting a lecture by Sarah Thornton on her new book 33 Artists in 3 Acts at the VanCity Theatre on October 27 at 7:00pm.

The foundation would like to extend the invitation to Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver members.

October 27, 2014
VanCity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street
7:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets at

Join Sarah Thornton as she explores the inner lives of contemporary artists in a lecture series about her new book 33 Artists in 3 Acts, which draws on hundreds of personal encounters with the world’s most important artists–from global superstars to unheralded teachers–to humanize and demystify contemporary art.

With Thornton as expert guide and trusted insider, this book offers readers unprecedented access to the lives of the artists, from late-night Skype chats with Ai Weiwei to taxi rides with Maurizio Cattelan. We join Thornton as she rummages through artists’ studios and solo shows, inquiring about everything from their bank accounts to their bedrooms. The result is a series of cinematic experiences which juxtapose artists in thought-provoking ways, and which build up narratives that end with epiphanies.

Sarah Thornton is the author of Seven Days in the Art World, an international best-seller translated into 16 languages. She has been the chief writer on contemporary art for the Economist and has contributed to many publications, television programs and radio broadcasts. She is also the author of Club Cultures and co-editor of the first edition of the Subcultures Reader.

A Canadian who went to Britain on a Commonwealth Scholarship, Thornton holds a BA in art history and a PhD in sociology. For more information about her, visit Check back for ticketing information soon.

These talks are part of the Canadian Art Foundation International Speaker Series produced with support from BMO Financial Group and Aimia.





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